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  • Clinical Textbook of Addictive Disorders 4th Edition

    Clinical Textbook of Addictive Disorders 4th Edition

    by Richard J Frances

    This state-of-the-science reference and text has given thousands of practitioners and students a strong foundation in understanding and treating addictive disorders. Leading experts address the neurobiology of addictions and review best practices in assessment and diagnosis. Specific substances of abuse are examined in detail, with attention to real-world clinical considerations. Issues in working with particular populations—including polysubstance abusers, culturally diverse patients, older adults, chronic pain sufferers, and others—are explored. Chapters summarize the theoretical and empirical underpinnings of widely used psychosocial and pharmacological treatments and clearly describe clinical techniques. *New to This Edition:* Incorporates...

  • Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change

    Cognitive Therapy for Addiction: Motivation and Change

    by Frank Ryan

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* An innovative new approach to addiction treatment that pairs cognitive behavioural therapy with cognitive neuroscience, to directly target the core mechanisms of addiction. Offers a focus on addiction that is lacking in existing cognitive therapy accounts Utilizes various approaches, including mindfulness, 12-step facilitation, cognitive bias modification, motivational enhancement and goal-setting and, to combat common road blocks on the road to addiction recovery Uses neuroscientific findings to explain how willpower becomes compromised-and how it can...

  • Drug Addiction in Australia

    Drug Addiction in Australia

    by John Sherman, Tom Valenta

    *This book is a comprehensive and clinically objective review of drug abuse and addiction in Australia. * It is written to appeal to families, educators, policy makers, students, healthcare professionals and drug users. It is based on the knowledge and experience of Dr John Sherman and his clinic in Footscray, a western suburb of Melbourne.  The book comprises a series of stories told through the eyes of drug addicts, their families, healthcare professionals, policy makers and legislators, law enforcement officials and researchers. It traces the history of drugs of dependence, community and government...

  • Drug Dreams: Clinical and Research Implications of Dreams about Drugs in Drug-addicted Patients

    Drug Dreams: Clinical and Research Implications of Dreams about Drugs in Drug-addicted Patients

    by Claudio Colace

    Drug dreams, or the dreams in which drug-addict patients use or attempt to use the drugs they are addicted to, are a well-documented clinical phenomenon in various forms of drug addiction. Authors have highlighted their clinical, prognostic and therapeutic usefulness, since they provide information about the patients’ “drug craving”, their ability to cope with it, and their motivation to stay clean and sober. However, the study of drug dreams also reveals several implications and inspiration for the general dream research and theory, especially with respect to the recent neuropsychology of...

  • Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse

    Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse

    by Willm Mistral

    Emerging Perspectives on Substance Misuse addresses theoretical, practice and policy issues with regard to the problematic use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Comprises chapters from some of the most internationally well-known academics and practitioners representing a range of different specializations and perspectives in the field Presents a wide range of emerging evidence-based perspectives Includes content relevant for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers who work with individuals or policy related to drug and alcohol misuse Areas covered include - gender and substance use, working with children and families of substance misusers...

  • Group Exercises for Addiciton Counseling

    Group Exercises for Addiciton Counseling

    by Geri Miller

    *This publication is a "Print to order": printing & delivery usually take 2 – 3 weeks* Created to meet the unique needs of addiction professionals, this practical resource offers suggestions for effectively using activities in groups. It addresses common issues counselors frequently need to discuss with clients and provides an array of "tried and true" techniques and exercises designed to help clients develop interpersonal relationship skills and the individual awareness needed to make responsible choices. * Contents: * Acknowledgments xiii 1  u Introduction 1 Personal Reflections 1 Main Section Points 2 Overview 3...

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